Our Past Activities

Khamboli Cluster Human Development Project

The project was initiated by involving maximum villagers in a participatory planning meeting (Gramsabha) in all the three villages. The Gramsabhas helped develop a five-year comprehensive development plan through village participation and consensus. The planning was documented and consolidated in a booklet form.



The Environmental Education Centre (EEC) was built in 1997. It is on Bombay Pune highway, at Talegaon Dabhade about 30 kilometers away from Pune City. The EEC is built with financial assistance from JEC Japan. The primary intent of the EEC is to provide necessary infrastructure facilities for research training and demonstration work for environmental education. 

Adivasi Ashram School

The Chikhale Ashram opened its doors to one class of 15 1st Standard students in 1989. Each succeeding year, another grade was added as the first students progressed. In 1999, the government authorized the school to expand up to 10th Standard. In 2010, the school got permission to offer junior college classes in both arts and science.


Guiding Principles:

Following guiding principles will be kept in mind and considered before and during the implementation of projects:

  • We work with local community. We do not work for them. This ensures total participation from local community. In fact they should feel that they are in charge of the project, and they are implementing it.
  • Local wisdom and resources will be fully honored and utilized.
  • Human development is the core intent of implementing the project.
  • Our primary intent is setting up replicable pilot projects as examples for surrounding villages.
  • The technology is suggested by studying local needs and situation of the area.
  • Appropriate surveys and long term planning is done with the help of people and experts.
  • Decisions would be made on the basis of consensus building methods.
  • Monitoring and evaluation system is made integral part of every scheme to ensure highest level of success; and accordingly plans and implementing method will be revised and changed.
  • Previous failures and successes be considered for implementation of new projects.
  • We do not deal or interfere in local politics and religion. We may, however, participate in appropriate cultural programmes.
  • Local traditions and customs that are helpful, will be honored.